The Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation (WACF) was formed in 1991 to anticipate, seek out and resolve threats to the water quality in the Wawasee area watershed. The Foundation is dedicated to promoting education, encouraging best management practices to reduce erosion and acquiring wetlands and endangered shoreline areas. Now in our 26th year, our efforts have resulted in the acquisition and protection of over 10 miles of shoreline and 48 wetland areas totaling over 863 acres.






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Wawasee Area Watershed
WACF Protected Properties are outlined in green


Wawasee Area Watershed Projects – Interactive Map

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New WACF Acquisition

The WACF recently completed a transaction for a key piece of shoreline property on Gordy Lake. This lake is part of the 10-lakes/Turkey Creek chain that supplies an estimated 43% of the water to Lake Wawasee. Controlling and protecting these shorelines insures that the water flowing into Lake Wawasee remains clear and clean.


New Drainage for Thorpe Basin

This Fall the WACF decided to move forward on a much needed new drainage system for the WACF Thorpe Sediment Basin project near the middle school. The basin filters sediment that would otherwise drain into Lake Wawasee. The new system will allow much better drainage when a significant rain event occurs. View complete info on the new design…


Starry Stonewort Update

Comprehensive Starry Stonewort Overview and what is being done to combat the problem invasive plant. This excellent report was prepared for the WACF Ecology Committee by committee member Jerry Riffle.